The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Apprentice in Tokyo

This year marks 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright.  There are commemoration events to celebrate the anniversary.  Since Wright has a connection with Japan, there are events in Japan, too for example in the Imperial Hotel.  Wright designed the old building of the Imperial Hotel which is now preserved in Meiji Village in Aichi Prefecture.  Unfortunately I couldn’t find the English article but the Imperial Hotel newly opened a special exhibition room of Wright in the lobby of the ground floor.  Here is Japanese website.

Wright has several Japanese apprentices and they built great architecture in Japan.  This website introduces those works of Wright and his apprentices in Japan.  Among them, I visited Takanawa Church.

Takanawa Church

Takanawa Church built by Takehiko Okami built in 1933

The church was built by Takehiko Okami, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Japanese apprentices.

There are several interesting architecture around Takanawa.


Here is another work by Wright’s apprentice – Myonichi-kan of Jiyu Gakuen Collage.  Wright himself was also involved in the construction.

Myonichi-kan of Jiyu Gakuen

Myonichi-kan of Jiyu Gakuen built by Frank Lloyd Wright and Arata Endo


And here are several links about Imperial Hotel – Wright’s iconic work in Japan.

Imperial Hotel

Imperial Hotel in Meiji-mura


Imperial Hotel in Meiji-mura


For More Information on Wright’s Architecture in Japan

<Takanawa Church>

Address: 15-15 Takanawa 3-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo


Address: 2-31-3 Nishi-Ikebukuro 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo

<Imperial Hotel>

Address: 1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


Address: 1 Uchiyama, Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture


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